Senior IT Audit Manager | NSW - Sydney

Job reference number: ALL/EXT1338393

When you work at Allianz, you’re part of a strong global insurer, helping to protect over 3 million Australians. You’ll have opportunities to grow and drive your career your way, work with people from all different backgrounds, and feel free to bring fresh thinking. And you’ll get the support you need to have an enriching career and enjoy what really matters to you.

  • Experienced senior specialist role, with in-depth auditing experience in Information Technology, project assurance and data analytics
  • Full Time Permanent opportunity with great staff benefits
  • Based in centre of the Sydney CBD

Expectations for the Senior IT Audit Manager are:

  • To support the risk-based planning process and execute the audit plan.
  • To lead, direct and conduct IT and integrated audits and provide IT audit expertise to the Internal Audit team.
  • A strategic thinker, experienced and adept in performing all phases of audits, including planning, fieldwork, preparing and presenting audit results and recommendations to management.  Acts as a business partner to the auditee.
  • Proficient in providing objective assurance and consulting services as well as evaluating and identifying potential improvements in the risk management, control and governance processes.
  • Demonstrated track record in displaying initiative and independent working style, strong business knowledge of financial service industry and technical expertise.
  • Interact effectively with senior management and build/maintain ongoing business relationships utilising strong interpersonal/ communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, while meeting deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • To manage team members; a people leader focused on developing staff. Will need to ensure that the IT audit team is adequately resourced and skilled to meet overall team needs.


Audit Assignments

  • Lead team to execute planned audits, assess business area under review, including key business & technology risks and General IT control environment.
  • Oversee all aspects of audit engagements (e.g. planning, risk assessment and scoping, fieldwork, reporting and follow up), ensuring compliance with mandated Allianz Australia Internal Audit Policy and Charter, procedures and International Standards of Internal Auditing.
  • Proactively follow up audit recommendations to ensure they are implemented adequately by the auditee, so that the findings can be closed in a timely manner.
  • Prepare high quality, value adding, internal audit reports and present findings to senior management and Chief Audit Executive.
  • Establish sound, strong business relationships while maintaining the independence required from being in the 'third line of defence'.
  • Support the update of audit methods, initiate improvements of workflows, processes, and security and control systems and promote best practice sharing.
  • In performance of all work, exercise due professional care and diligence and ensure compliance with local and Allianz Group standards and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) internal audit standards and Code of Ethics.
  • Where required, lead or perform project assurance engagements.  This includes understanding the project objectives and associated risks and providing varying degrees of assurance, depending on business request (which would require clear understanding of stakeholder expectations).
  • Lead special engagements, as requested by the business or other stakeholders, ensuring objectives (as determined by the requesting party) are met on a timely basis and value is provided, without impairing audit independence.


Relationship Management

  • Take responsibility for the relationship with the auditees and become a recognized expert and partner to the business.
  • Manage communication with stakeholders from all hierarchy levels.
  • Interact with external auditors in specific cases.
  • Collaborate on departmental and inter-organisational projects and assess the acceptance of audited departments.
  • Increase knowledge across different business lines and bring added value to the business.

Data Analytics

  • Drive the development and implementation of the data analytics functionality within the internal audit team.
  • Support uplift of data analytics capability and knowledge of team members.


  • Minimum 7 years professional experience in conducting integrated IT audits within the financial services industry.
  • Several years' experience in finance related function, insurance business, asset management, IT, risk management etc.
  • Business know how within other functions, regions and entities of Allianz Group.
  • Strong intellectual and analytical skills and a very good understanding of processes, structures and the regulatory environment.
  • Experience in auditing application general controls (e.g. change management, system development, backup and recovery, interfaces, data processing and access administration) and infrastructure (e.g. Windows OS, database and networks).
  • Relevant expertise in Cyber Risk.
  • In-depth knowledge of investment products and services.
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.
  • Experience with Data Analysis using data mining tools and CAATs.
  • Conceptual leader and thinker.
  • Demonstrated successes as a fast learner with the ability to quickly assess a situation.
  • Ability to generate new insights and ideas.
  • CISA/CISM required.
  • The following certifications would be advantageous - "CGEIT", "Prince2 or other project management certification"
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, as well as the talent to empathize for the auditee's perspective and ability to listen.
  • Ability to deal with all types of personalities and experience in managing escalation processes after delivering inconvenient decisions.  
  • Team spirit, self-motivation and a proactive and committed working style, as well as ability to interact in a global work environment with people from different countries and cultures.
  • Proven command of the English language (verbal and written).

In return, at Allianz you can expect to be ‎recognized for your commitment and rewarded for high performance with excellent employee ‎benefits and opportunities for ongoing career development.

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